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Sweet Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce in the Slow Cooker

Servings 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. sweet Italian sausage links
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbs. oregano
  • 1 Tbs. basil
  • 2 tsp. thyme
  • 1/8 tsp. sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Brown sausage links in a non-stick skillet.
  • Add 1/2 cup water to the skillet and continue to cook sausage over medium heat for 5-7 more minutes.
  • Remove sausage from skillet and slice into rounds. It's okay if it's not cooked all the way through. It will finish cooking in the slow cooker.
  • Add peppers, onion, and garlic to skillet. Cook till tender-crisp.
  • Put sausage, veggies and remaining ingredients into slow cooker.
  • Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 7-8 hours.
  • Serve over hot, cooked pasta.